American Top 40 as Heard on October 4, 2020

American Top 40 as Heard on October 4, 2020

Today, we aired the American Top 40 countdown, which was originally broadcast on October 5, 1985. Below is the song list featuring the artist, title, and how many rank positions the song moved up or down from the prior week’s countdown.

    1. Dire Straits – Money For Nothing (0)
    2. Kool And The Gang – Cherish (0)
    3. Ready For The World – Oh Sheila (+2)
    4. A-Ha – Take On Me (+3)
    5. Madonna – Dress You Up (+1)
    6. Whitney Houston – Saving All My Love For You (+3)
    7. Wham! – Freedom (-4)
    8. John Cougar Mellencamp – Lonely Ol’ Night (+2)
    9. Mick Jagger & David Bowie – Dancing In The Street (+2)
    10. Stevie Wonder – Part Time Lover (+5)
    11. Phil Collins – Don’t Lose My Number (-7)
    12. Sting – Fortress Around Your Heart (+4)
    13. Jan Hammer – Miami Vice Theme (+9)*
    14. Bruce Springsteen – I’m Goin’ Down (+6)
    15. John Parr – St. Elmo’s Fire (-7)
    16. Godley & Creme – Cry (+2)
    17. Pointer Sisters – Dare Me (-3)
    18. John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band – C-I-T-Y (+1)
    19. Loverboy – Lovin’ Every Minute Of It (+5)
    20. Tears For Fears – Head Over Heels (+8)
    21. Prince – Pop Life (-8)
    22. Tina Turner – We Don’t Need Another Hero (-10)
    23. Night Ranger – Four In The Morning (I Can’t Take Anymore) (+7)
    24. Daryl Hall & John Oates – The Way You Do The Things You Do (+5)
    25. John Waite – Every Step Of The Way (0)
    26. Huey Lewis & The News – The Power Of Love (-9)
    27. Paul Young – I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down (+4)
    28. ABC – Be Near Me (+8)
    29. Don Henley – Sunset Grill (+5)
    30. Bryan Adams – One Night Love Affair (+7)
    31. Starship – We Built This City (+9)*
    32. Glenn Frey – You Belong To The City (+7)
    33. Hooters – And We Danced (+5)
    34. Thompson Twins – Lay Your Hands On Me (NEW!)
    35. Pat Benatar – Invincible (-14)**
    36. Freddie Jackson – You Are My Lady (NEW!)
    37. Power Station – Communication (NEW!)
    38. Heart – Never (NEW!)
    39. David Foster – Love Theme From St. Elmo’s Fire (For Just A Moment) (NEW!)
    40. Corey Hart – Boy In The Box (NEW!)

    Songs falling off:

    Aretha Franklin – Freeway Of Love (23)

    Motley Crue – Smokin’ In The Boys Room (26)

    Billy Joel – You’re Only Human (Second Wind) (27)

    UB40 & Chrissie Hynde – I Got You Babe (32)

    Eurythmics – There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) (33)

    Bryan Adams – Summer Of ’69 (35)